Assam and West Bengal Election Results LIVE Updates: While Mamata’s TMC shall be hoping to beat the anti-incumbency issue and are available to energy for a 3rd consecutive time period, the BJP shall be making an attempt to construct on the large beneficial properties it made throughout the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 within the state
Assam and West Bengal Election Results 2021 LATEST Updates: While Mamata’s TMC shall be hoping to beat the anti-incumbency issue and are available to energy for a 3rd consecutive time period, the BJP shall be making an attempt to construct on the large beneficial properties it made throughout the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 within the state.
Polling in West Bengal, held over eight phases in 294 Assembly seats from 27 March to 29 April, noticed an intense and infrequently vitriolic marketing campaign by each the ruling TMC and the BJP.
Counting of votes for the high-stakes West Bengal Assembly Election and the Assam Assembly Election will start at eight am as we speak (Sunday, 2 May).
With COVID-19 circumstances spiralling uncontrolled throughout India, the Election Commission has made elaborate preparations for the counting of votes in each states by setting up measures to make sure strict adherence to well being protocols, election officers stated.
In Assam, which voted in three phases on 27 March, 1 April and 6 April, a three-tier safety equipment has additionally been organized on the 331 counting halls.
At least 292 observers have been appointed and 256 corporations of central forces deployed on the 1,113 counting halls unfold throughout 23 districts of West Bengal, which voted in eight phases between 27 March and 29 April.
West Bengal: TMC has an edge, however saffron beneficial properties essential
In Bengal, counting of votes will happen in 292 of the 294 seats solely as polling for 2 seats has been deferred because of the demise of the candidates. Elections to 2 seats — Shamsherganj and Jangipur in Murshidabad district — has been postponed following the demise of candidates.
A 3-tier safety association is in place in West Bengal’s counting centres and 256 corporations of central forces deployed throughout 23 districts of the state that voted in a gruelling election marred by violence and harsh private assaults.
The outcome will determine whether or not Mamata Banerjee, who has been in energy for 10 years and is arguably preventing the hardest ballot of her political profession, has been capable of thwart the problem by the battle-hardened election military of the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
The BJP, which had simply three seats within the 294-member Assembly after the polls and went to win 18 out of 42 seats within the 2019 Lok Sabha election, had pulled out all of the stops within the state in a decided bid to oust Banerjee, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Modi, and add one other state to its tally of 17.
The Left-Congress alliance is the third primary contestant within the state.
Exit polls knowledge launched on 29 April after the conclusion of the eighth and remaining section of polls had predicted a good contest between the ruling All India Trinamool Congress and the BJP within the state of West Bengal with the BJP making sturdy beneficial properties each when it comes to vote share and seats.
As far because the Congress, Left and ISF alliance is worried, the grouping, based on pollsters is unlikely to win greater than 21 seats.
However, contemplating exit polls are sometimes mistaken, who will get the magic determine of 147 in the home of 294 shall be recognized solely after the votes are counted on Sunday.
Assam: Tight contest seemingly
In Assam, an 82.04 % voter turnout was recorded within the three-phase elections to 126 meeting constituencies. Chief Electoral Officer, Assam, Nitin Khade stated that participation of ladies within the polling was “remarkable” with 80.63 % of the entire ladies voters exercising their franchise.
The ruling BJP is going through a problem from ‘Mahajoth’ or ‘Grand Alliance’ comprising the Congress, AIUDF, Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF), CPI(M), CPI, CPI(ML) Liberation, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM).
The BJP has an alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) and the Gana Suraksha Party (GSP),
However, the BJP on Friday exuded confidence of returning to energy in Assam for a second straight tenure, making a projection of bagging 83 Assembly seats together with its alliance companions, the AGP and UPPL.
Addressing a press convention in Guwahati, state BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass had stated the saffron celebration is about to win 70 seats, whereas the AGP is more likely to emerge victorious in eight seats and the UPPL in 5.
“BJP is on the right track to kind authorities within the state for the second time with the blessings of the individuals, Dass stated.
Among 21 constituencies, the celebration has expressed “doubts” about profitable, he stated the BJP is more likely to be victorious in at the least three seats. “In the previous elections, our constituency-wise calculations were accurate, and we are hopeful that we will be correct this time, too,” he stated.
Pollsters too have predicted the BJP to return to energy within the northeastern state, whereas the Opposition Congress is predicted to fall in need of the bulk mark.
Assam has a complete of 126 seats. A celebration wants at the least 64 seats to have the ability to kind authorities within the state.
The saffron celebration had scripted historical past by profitable the historically Congress-dominated state in 2016, after remaining on the fringes.
Counting to be held amid tight safety, COVID pointers
No candidates or their brokers shall be allowed contained in the counting halls with out a destructive coronavirus report, based on the newest result-day pointers issued by the Election Commission.
All the EVMs and VVPATs on the counting centres shall be sanitised earlier than the graduation of the method.
“Masks, face shields and sanitiser will be kept outside the centres for those involved in the exercise. At least 15 rounds of sanitisation will be done at each centre during the process. We have made a special arrangement for this,” an election official informed PTI.
The ballot panel has determined to put tables within the counting corridor in such a manner in order that social distancing norms are maintained. “Not more than seven tables, instead of 14, will be allowed in a counting hall. More tables will be placed where we do not have any space constraint,” he stated.
Besides, Assam and West Bengal, counting of votes may even happen in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Pollsters have predicted the Congress-DMK alliance to kind the subsequent govt in Tamil Nadu, whereas the ruling LDF alliance is predicted to return for a second time period. In Puducherry, the BJP was predicted to be within the lead.
With inputs from PTI